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The Day Hope Rode into Town

Matthew 21:1–11; Mark 1:1–11; Luke 19:28–44; John 12:12–19 When I think about hope, many things come to mind. One is when I was around 8 years old and growing up in rural North Carolina. I come from a large family by today’s standards – 10 children – and we enjoyed a nice balance of five […]

Passion Week Devotional

“Passion Week,” also known as “Holy Week,” refers to the time period from what we call “Palm Sunday” (the day of Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem) through “Easter Sunday” (also called “Resurrection Sunday,” the day when Christ rose from the tomb). On Palm Sunday, Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a young donkey (a colt), and […]

Is Your Faith Real?

Has there ever been a time that you doubted your salvation? Have you ever wondered: “Did I say the right words… Did I pray the right prayer… Was I sincere enough?” I asked the Lord to come into my heart at the age of 15 in the fall of 1975. My parents and my brother […]

Top 5 Reasons Your Child Should Attend Day Camp!

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Let God

This can be a great year for you if you “Let God” have His way in your heart and life. The Lord knows how to direct our lives so much better than we do ourselves. Last year I had the opportunity to fly a single-engine plane from Allentown to Collegeville. It was a lot of […]

Meet Circle

 Did you know? Teens have seen or been exposed to:* Among boys, on average the first exposure to pornography is at age 12. Seventy-one percent of teens hide online behavior from their parents. Among teens in the age 16–17 group, 28% have been unintentionally exposed to pornography online. Within that same group, 20% of 16-year-olds and 30% of 17-year-olds have received a […]

The Truth About Heaven

“Heaven is for Real” is a book and movie about a little boy’s supposed trip to heaven. The book has sold over 10 million copies. A 4-year-old boy went to the hospital in Nebraska to have his appendix removed. When he awoke from surgery, he claimed to have had a vision of heaven. In the […]

The Family Juggle

Marlon and Desiree Grant have been able to make life simple by adhering to certain big, important priorities. Desiree says, “If the big, important things are a constant, when the peripheral things careen out of control, we don’t crumble as a family.” What are their “big, important things”? Desiree’s husband, Marlon, a Jamaican immigrant, grew […]

Twice Liberated

Growing up in Poland in the 1970s and ’80s meant that my family and I lived under the oppression of the Soviet Union and its communist rule. It meant facing arrest and interrogation when expressing one’s negative opinion of the government. It also meant long lines for food, which was becoming scarce as the Soviet […]

From Fear to Faith

“If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” John 8:36 I was raised in a dysfunctional family with a father who was addicted to alcohol. I lived in fear of him and eventually everything and everyone else. In school, I became a target for bullies. My family attended a Catholic […]